Rocambole Definition

rŏkəm-bōl
noun
A European onion (Allium scorodoprasum) bearing a cluster of small bulbs used like garlic cloves for flavoring.
Webster's New World
The bulb of either of these plants, used as a seasoning.
American Heritage

A form of garlic; the sand leek.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • Allium scorodoprasum
  • Spanish garlic
  • giant garlic
  • sand leek
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Other Word Forms of Rocambole

Noun

Singular:
rocambole
Plural:
rocamboles

Origin of Rocambole

  • French from German Rockenbolle Rocken distaff (from Middle High German rocke) (from Old High German rocko) (from Vulgar Latin rotica) (from Latin rotāre to turn rotate) Bolle bulb (from Middle High German bolle) (from Old High German bolla ball bhel-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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